How to install the MTD VAT Return Manager

How to install
  1. Create a folder on your computer. For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".
  2. Download the VAT Return Manager '14-Day Trial' workbook and save to the folder you created.
  3. Open a blank workbook in Excel then change the Options as described in the 'Excel Configuration' section below. Then exit Excel.
  4. Finally, Open the VAT Return Manager workbook and follow the on-screen instructions.

Excel Configuration
Microsoft has taken a much tighter approach to software security. As a result of this, some Excel features are disabled during initial installation. In order for the VAT Return Manager to function correctly, a few changes are required within the Excel Options.
Open a blank workbook. (For recent versions of Excel, Click on 'File' menu, then 'Options', then 'Trust Centre' then click on 'Trust Centre Settings').
Note: For Office 2007, Click on the 'Office' button as the 'File' menu does not exist.
  1. Trusted Locations: Add the path of the folder where you saved the VAT Return Manager (MTD) workbook. Also tick the box 'Subfolders'.
  2. Macro Settings: Tick the box 'Trust Access to the VBA project model'.
  3. Finally, click on the 'OK' button.

Organising Your Files

Files created by this product are organised using a preset folder structure. Sub folders are created automatically within the folder where the workbook is located. It is recommended that the VAT Return workbook is stored in a specific folder. For example, "C:\My MTD VAT Returns".

Receipt Files: When a 'Fulfilled' VAT Return is saved as a PDF file it is stored automatically to the sub folder "\Receipts".

Evidence Files: During each VAT Return submission, copies of the full submission and HMRC response are saved to the sub folder "\Evidence". These files are stored in Text and JSON format and can be viewed using a 'Text' editor such as NotePad or WordPad.

Data Backup Folder: Each backup created by the 'Backup Data' routine is stored in the sub folder "\Backup".

Import Folder: When you Import a VAT Return from, for example an NJT compliant Excel workbook or CSV file the routine first searches within the sub folder '\Import'. This may be a convenient location to store your VAT Return files. However, For each Taxpayer/Client, the file folder location is saved after each import, therefore you can store the files in any accessible location.